It’s Another Woodstock Wednesday

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Hey, everybody, it’s another Woodstock Wednesday! Why? Well, as we discussed last time we had one of these show up on the calendar, it’s because it’s the day of the week that starts with the same letter as one of the most iconic music festivals of all time. What, like we would’ve gone with Woodstock Tuesday? That’s just silly!
But, hey, since it is Woodstock Wednesday, let’s take a moment and talk about the fact that this year marks the 50th anniversary of that legendary festival. To celebrate the occasion, Rhino is releasing a very limited-edition set – like, we’re only putting out 1,969 copies of it (see what we did there?) – that will be the end-all and be-all of Woodstock sets.
It’s called WOODSTOCK: BACK TO THE GARDEN – THE DEFINITIVE 50TH ANNIVERSARY ARCHIVE, and it consists of 38 discs and 432 tracks, 267 of which have never been officially released before. But that’s just the CDs: you also get a Blu-ray copy of the film Woodstock, a replica of the original concert program, a guitar strap, two Woodstock posters, a reprint of a diary written by an attendee during the festival, two 8x10 prints from photographer Henry Diltz, essays by Zax, Jesse Jarnow, and Ellen Sander, and a copy of Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace & Music, written by Michael Lang, one of the festival's co-creators. Plus, the whole thing comes in a screen-printed plywood box with a canvas insert inspired by the stage set-up of the show!
Mind you, this set doesn’t come out until August 2. But we do have a couple of other things that are already in stores:
•    WOODSTOCK - BACK TO THE GARDEN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY EXPERIENCE, which features 162 tracks across 10 CDs and is the first Woodstock collection to feature live recordings of every performer at the festival
•    WOODSTOCK - BACK TO THE GARDEN - 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION, which includes 42 tracks and will be available as both 3-CD and 5-LP sets.
And, yes, since we know you’re wondering, the 10-disc version will also be available via digital download.
Want to see what’s going to be in these sets? The full track listings are below!
10 -CD Track Listing
Disc One

Richie Havens
1. "Hello!"
2.  "From The Prison>Get Together>From The Prison"
3.  "High Flying Bird"
4.  "With A Little Help From My Friends"
5.  "Handsome Johnny"
6.  "Freedom"
7.  "It seems there are a few cars blocking the road" - John Morris

8.  "Look Out"
9.  "Day Song"
10."Two Worlds"

Bert Sommer
11. "Jennifer"
12. "And When It's Over"
13. "America"
14. "Smile"
15."Let's see how bright it can be" - John Morris

Tim Hardin
16. "How Can We Hang On To A Dream"
17. "If I Were A Carpenter"
18. "Reason To Believe"
19. "Misty Roses"
20. "We're a pretty big city right now"- John Morris
Disc Two
1.  " Somebody, somewhere is giving out some flat blue acid" - John Morris
Ravi Shankar
2.  "Raga Manj Kmahaj"
3.   "Momma Momma"
4.   "Beautiful People"
5.   "Mr. Tambourine Man"
6.   "Birthday Of The Sun"
7.   "It's a free concert from now on" - John Morris

Arlo Guthrie
8.   "Coming Into Los Angeles"
9.    Lotta freaks!
10.  "Wheel Of Fortune"
11.  "Walking Down The Line"
12.  "Every Hand In The Land"
13.  "Let's just make the festival, not the other stuff" - John Morris
Joan Baez
14. "The Last Thing On My Mind"
15. "I Shall Be Released"
16. "He already had a very, very good hunger strike going"
17. "Joe Hill"
18. "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man"- featuring Jeffrey Shurtleff
19. "That brings us fairly close to the dawn" - John Morris
20. "I guess the reason we're here is music" - John Morris

21.  "They Live The Life"
22.  "That's How I Eat"
Disc Three

1. "Can those of you in the back hear well?" - Chip Monck
Country Joe McDonald

2.   "Janis"
3.   "Donovan's Reef"
4.   "The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag"
5.   "Those wishing to be lost, those wishing to be found" - Chip Monck

6.   "Savor"
7.   "Jingo"
8.   "Persuasion"
9.    "Soul Sacrifice"
10.  "An exciting set is understandable" - Chip Monck

John B. Sebastian
11.  "How Have You Been"
12.  "Rainbows All Over Your Blues"
13.  "I Had A Dream"
14.  "Darling Be Home Soon"
The Keef Hartley Band
15.   Halfbreed Medley: "Sinning For You>Leaving Trunk>Just To Cry>Sinning For You"
16.  "Bring Jerry's nitroglycerin pills to the Indian Pavilion" - Chip Monck

Disc Four

1.   " Go to Mr. Lang's office right away" - Chip Monck

The Incredible String Band
2.    "Invocation"
3.    "The Letter"
4.    "Gather 'Round"
5.    "When You Find Out Who You Are"
6.    " If things aren't going well for you or whatever" - Chip Monck & Hugh Romney

Canned Heat
7.    "Going Up The Country"
8.    "Woodstock Boogie"
9.    " Can we have a little juice on this other microphone, please?" - Bob Hite & Chip Monck
10.   "On The Road Again"
11.   "It's your own trip" - Chip Monck

Disc Five

1.    "We'll take care of that right away " - Chip Monck

2.    "Theme For An Imaginary Western"
3.    "Long Red"
4.    "Who Am I But You And The Sun (For Yasgur's Farm)"
5.    "Southbound Train"
6.    " Open your eyes wide" - Chip Monck & Joshua White
7.    "So many people have been able to participate in such a debacle" - Ken Babbs

Grateful Dead
8.    "Mama Tried"
9.   "It's a sinister plot!" - Ken Babbs, Country Joe McDonald, et al
10.  "Dark Star"
11.  "High Time"
12.  "You're carrying Janis's wah-wah pedals" - John Morris

Creedence Clearwater Revival
13.   "Green River"
14.   "Bad Moon Rising"
15.   "I Put A Spell On You"
16.   "It's going to be a very long evening" - Chip Monck

Disc Six
Janis Joplin

1.    "To Love Somebody"
2.    "Kozmic Blues"
3.    "Piece Of My Heart"
4.    "Music's for grooving, man"
5.    "Ball And Chain"
6.    "Just in case you should get any ideas about leaving " - Chip Monck
Sly & The Family Stone
7.    Medley: "Everyday People>Dance To The Music>Music Lover>I Want To Take You Higher"
8.   "Are you supposed to be up there rapping? No, man. " - Abbie Hoffman & stagehand

The Who
9.   "I Can't Explain"
10.  "Pinball Wizard"
11.  "I can dig it" - Abbie Hoffman & Pete Townshend
12.  "We're Not Gonna Take It"
13.  "Shakin' All Over"
14.  "My Generation"
15.  "Welcome this new day" - Chip Monck

Disc Seven
Jefferson Airplane
1.    "The Other Side Of This Life"
2.    "Somebody To Love"
3.    "Let's play it out of tune" - Grace Slick
4.    "3/5 Of A Mile In 10 Seconds"
5.    "Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon"
6.    "We got a whole lot of orange and it was fine" - Grace Slick
7.    "Plastic Fantastic Lover"
8.    "Volunteers"
9.    "If you're too tired to chew, pass it on" - Hugh Romney
10.    "The roads are fairly clear now" - John Morris
11.    "This is the largest group of people ever assembled in one place" - Max Yasgur

Joe Cocker
12.    "Dear Landlord"
13.    "Feelin' Alright"
14.    "Let's Go Get Stoned"
15.    "Hitchcock Railway"
16.    "With A Little Help From My Friends"
17.    "Isn't the rain beautiful?" - John Morris, Barry Melton, rainstorm & audience

Disc Eight

Country Joe & The Fish
1.    "Rock And Soul Music"
2.    2.   "Love"
3.    3.   "Silver And Gold"
4.    4.   "Rock And Soul Music" (Reprise)

Ten Years After
5.    "Help Me"
6.    6.    "I'm Going Home"
7.    7.    "Come down and say hello to us" - Chip Monck

The Band
8.    "Chest Fever"
9.    9.    "Tears Of Rage"
10.    10.  "This Wheel's On Fire"
11.    11.   "I Shall Be Released"
12.    12.   "The Weight"
13.    13.   "We've just had a slight change in running order" - Chip Monck

Disc Nine

1.    "It's really a drag" - Chip Monck

Johnny Winter
2.   "Leland Mississippi Blues"
3.   "Mean Town Blues"
4.   "Johnny B. Goode"
5.   "It just doesn't seem to be necessary" - Chip Monck

Blood, Sweat & Tears
6. "More And More"
7. "Spinning Wheel"
8. "Smiling Phases"
9. "You've Made Me So Very Happy"

Crosby, Stills & Nash
10. "Tell 'em who we are, man"
11. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes"
12. "Blackbird"
13. "Marrakesh Express"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
12. "Sea Of Madness"
13. "Wooden Ships"
14. "Bummer!"
15. "49 Bye-Byes"

Disc Ten

The Butterfield Blues Band
1.    "No Amount Of Loving"
2.    "Love March"
3.    "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"

Sha Na Na
4.    "Test" - Chip Monck & Sha Na Na
5.    Get A Job"
6.    "Come Go With Me"
7.    "Silhouettes"
8.    "At The Hop"
9.    "Duke Of Earl"
10.    "Get A Job" (Reprise)
11.    "Thank you for making all this possible" - Chip Monck

Jimi Hendrix
12.    "Hear My Train A Comin'"
13.    "Izabella"
14.    "The Star Spangled Banner>Purple Haze"
15.    "Good wishes, good day, and a good life" - Chip Monck


3-CD Track Listing (5-LP Version Also Available)
Disc One
1.    "Handsome Johnny" - Richie Havens  
2.    "Freedom (Motherless Child)" - Richie Havens
3.    "Everybody's ground getting comfortable?" - John Morris
4.    "Reason To Believe" - Tim Hardin  
5.    "It's deadly serious, man" - John Morris  
6.    "Coming Into Los Angeles" - Arlo Guthrie  
7.    "Lotta Freaks! - Arlo Guthrie
8.    "Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man" - Joan Baez With Jeffrey Shurtleff  
9.    "Please come down" - Chip Monck
10.      "The "Fish" Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag" - Country Joe McDonald
11.    "Jingo" – Santana
12.    "Soul Sacrifice" - Santana
13.    "Helen Savage, please call your father " - Chip Monck
14.    "Darling Be Home Soon" - John B. Sebastian
15.    "It's not poison!" - Hugh Romney  
16.    "Going Up The Country" - Canned Heat
17.    "On The Road Again" - Canned Heat  

Disc Two
1.    "Country common sense!" - Chip Monck, Country Joe Mcdonald, Ken Babbs  
2.    "Dark Star" - Grateful Dead  
3.    "We've got the keys to your house" - John Morris  
4.    "Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
5.    "I Put A Spell On You" - Creedence Clearwater Revival
6.    "Kozmic Blues" - Janis Joplin
7.    "Piece Of My Heart" - Janis Joplin
8.    Medley: "Dance To The Music>Music Lover>I Want To Take You Higher" - Sly & The Family Stone
9.    "We're Not Gonna Take It" - The Who
10.    "My Generation" - The Who
11.    "Somebody To Love" - Jefferson Airplane
12.    "Volunteers" - Jefferson Airplane
13.    "We must be in heaven, man!" - Hugh Romney

Disc Three
1.    "I think you people have proven something to the world" - Max Yasgur
2.    "With A Little Help From My Friends" - Joe Cocker
3.    "Looks like we're gonna get a little bit of rain" - John Morris
4.    "I'm Going Home" - Ten Years After
5.    "The Weight" - The Band
6.    "Spinning Wheel" - Blood, Sweat & Tears
7.    "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" - Crosby, Stills & Nash
8.    "Sea Of Madness" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
9.    "Wooden Ships" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
10.    "Love March" - The Butterfield Blues Band
11.    "At The Hop" - Sha Na Na  
12.    "It's been a delight seeing you" - Chip Monck